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rethinking deadbeat dads

Heartbreaking. But I’m less interested in bashing her sperm donor as I am in understanding his emotional hollowness. Professional pontificators usually pin male abandonment on emotional immaturity, then proceed to

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my problem with the ‘basketball wives’…. where to start?

  There’s something desperate and sad about women who exist only to exploit their husband’s (or ex-husband’s) celebrity. I’m not talking about housewives or stay at home moms, but Basketball

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Umair Haque’s way forward

“Industrial prosperity has reached its limit. Stagnation, decline, impoverishment and a general kind of misery mark the end of an era of one model of growth. A great reconfiguration of

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hip-hop is half dead

At the birth of hip-hop, black youngsters didn’t just project themselves into the songs they bobbed their heads to. They recognized themselves in the rhythm. When rap videos hit MTV’s

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what “bishop” eddie long’s 25 million dollar settlement reveals about black people

Any doubts as to whether Eddie Lee Long was guilty of having sex with his young male accusers were laid to rest when Long settled a lawsuit brought by the

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how to turn off Facebook facial recognition software

I’m not a fan of facial recognition software, probably because it gives me the Orwellian willies. Having said that, I’m sure you understand why I’m not a fan of Facebook’s

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on primal justice and lessons unlearned

  I’ve always viewed American culture as an expression of tribal schizophrenia. Of course  America is a beacon of innovation and that long touted up from the bottomness that you

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what will white people think? how our fixation with white opinion has debilitated the african-american community

For as long as there have been black people, there have been white people who don’t like black people. There have always been white people who’ve built their life atop

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the giant mind of james baldwin

What disturbs me most about my people is their resistance to congruent learning. Battles fought and won through blood and sweat, tears and flesh are now folly since the flashes

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more of my thoughts on Malcolm X and Gandhi….

In a New York Times book review of Manning Marable’s just released biography on Malcolm X, it is revealed that Marable’s quintessential work is embedded with a Trojan horse that,

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